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The author starts a long series of circles without really closing many. The story doesn't stand, it doesn't go anywhere. Characters are thrown in form every angle without any particular reason.
A total plot collapse since the Nutmeg entering, running to an end which explains nearly zero.
Even if, I must say I enjoyed reading it. (less)
A part of me wishes that I hadn't read it yet so I could still read it for the first time and be mesmerized.
It is quiet difficult for me to describe what this book was like. It is surreal and psychedelic. It is mysterious, something out of this world. You just need to stop questioning things and let yourself get carried away. It begins with a seemingly ordinary day in the life of a very ordinary man. But things only gets strange and stranger from there - dreams spill into reality, lines between ...more
You, the politician with the psychopath eyes on the T.V.! I hate you!
Where the fuck is my cat?!!! And why did I name him after you Mr. Psychopath EYES!
My dreams are wack, yo – but WAIT! Are they really dreams?! No way man, I totally did it with her for real.
Skinning people alive
Wacky woman with the Huge red hat, tell me! Are you a psychic OR ARE YOU NOT?!
What a cool walkway between the HOUSES!
telephonetelephoneRing, Ring, Ring: Hellloooo - ...more
But at the same time, nothing about this w ...more
This profound take on life & reality is so complex, so incredibly well-orchestrated, thought-out... a new one for the list of Tops. The mai ...more
And why haven't I read this book until now?
First off, let me put my four-star rating of this book into context. It's only four stars because I feel like I need to read it again, and maybe again and again, to truly appreciate all that is contained within these 600 beautiful pages. I get the story. There's a plot and all that, but there is also so much more going on, there are so many layers, such co ...more
Χωρις αμφιβολία απολαυστικό και ενδιαφέρον μυθιστόρημα "διαλογισμού" θα το χαρακτήριζα.
Ο κύριος "κουρδιστό πουλί" (ήρωας και αφηγητής)χάνει ξαφνικά τη σύζυγο του η οποια εξαφανίζεται μυστηριωδώς αλλα δεν αποσαφηνίζεται (όπως και πολλα αλλα) αν τ ...more
Songs of Fascination
Murakami sings to me of fascination. I still haven't worked out why.
I could analyse the sensation until it died on the operating table.
Or I could focus on just keeping the sensation alive.
Or, somewhere in between, I could speculate that it's because Murakami sits over the top of modern culture like a thin gossamer web, intersecting with and touching everything ever so lightly, subtly expropriating what he needs, bringing it back to his writer ...more
Back when I first joined Goodreads, one of the first things I noticed was how a novel I'd never heard of, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, got so much praise from Goodreaders. Was it hype? Or worse, was it just hipster bullshit? You know what I'm talking about. "I only read novels that ha ...more
In all its sensitivity, emotional depth and keen understanding of the complications of the human mind The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is a stellar work of literature and a tour de force. I cannot go ahead and say it is Murakami's magnum opus (it is not his longest novel), since I haven't finished with all his t ...more
The storytelling is great, and even if I had issues with some of the characters (okay, all of the female characters), they all managed to be consistently compelling. But I just couldn't get into this one. The story, while interesting, sort of meandered around and by the end, it seems to have forgotten where it was trying to go in the first place. Murakami starts plot points, presents us with new mysteries and characters, and then he gets distr ...more
Wind-Up Bird on the other hand was worth every moment spent burning through its 610 pages. It was mysterious, absorbing, and informative. Murakami writes i ...more
Beware; it is a weighty and sometimes complex piece. The story follows Toru Okada, a young man whose life is in the doldrums: he has no job, very little ambition, his wife has left him and now his cat has gone missing. In searching for his cat he wonders up and down a closed lane bordering his house and at one point finds ...more
Mi primer libro de Murakami fue Tokio Blues, y lo aborrecí. No me gustó. Sin embargo, me decían que no era el mejor de él y que debería leer Crónica del pájaro que da cuerda al mundo. Bueno, aquí estoy, escribiendo esto, a punto de decir lo mucho que me gustó y lo bien que reivindicó la imagen que tenía yo de este autor.
Esta obra, aunque extensa, no se me hizo eterna en ningún momento. Quería ...more
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
A weird metaphysical (I KNOW it is a bit redundant to start off ANY review of Murakami by dressing it up in adjectives like weird & metaphysical) novel. I remember wanting to buy this book back in 2007, but I was poor and just about to get married and it seemed like my limited money would be better spent on bread and cheese. Now I own three, but I still ...more
Still, the book is compelling. You can't seem to put it down. Meanwhile it begins to invade your dreams.. in much the same manner that Toru's (the main character) dreams are invaded. You start having dreams about strange women and empty wells.
So cracking into "Book Three", I' ...more
A great experience.
More than reading a novel, I feel like I've lived the life of another, like when you wake up from a dream in which you played the part of a fearless hero, doing actions you never could have done.
Toru Okada is thirty years old and leads an ordinary life with his wife Kumiko. However, a strange phone call marks the beginning of a series of unusual events that entirely change the existence of the young protagonist. Everyday life and...more
Few pages into The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, and this is the very first thought that struck me. If you haven’t read Murakami before, then this book presents itself as a perfect example of what constitutes this great story-teller style. His world would be completely different from that of yours or what you can imagine. It doesn’t know any boundaries between real and surreal, and it might propel you to ...more
Once again it is a question of following a narrator whose banal life slowly but surely slips into the Symbolist surreal. At first it's only a matter of ...more
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوازدهم ماه فوریه سال 2016 میلادی
عنوان: سرگذشت پرنده کوکی؛ نویسنده: هاروکی موراکامی؛ مترجم: شبنم سعادت؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، افراز، 1389، در 800 ص، شابک: 9789642433063؛ کتاب از متن عنوان انگلیسی به فارسی برگردانده شده
سرگذشت پرنده کوکی درباره مردی بیکار به نام تورو اوکادا است. اما سلسله ای از اتفاقات نمایان میکند که زندگی ساده و خسته کننده او بسیار پیچیده تر از چیزی است که به نظر میرسد
ا. شربیانی ...more
5 stars couldn't even begin to describe how I felt about The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Damn, even the whole bunch of stars on a moonless summer night wouldn't be enough to rate this masterpiece.
During the first half I kept having this claustrophobic sensation. It was something between David Lynch and Silent Hill: The Room. Like the hero, I felt trapped in a place that lies right at the borders of reality. Now in, now out.
Up to the 2/3rds of the second ...more
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Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by Am ...more
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We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?”